Eric The Grey has a shout on his third over 7f at Musselburgh in September especially with George Chaloner taking 7lb off his back. SHARAAR has the more recent form with a decent fourth on his introduction at Lingfield last month and given the third Botteen has subsequently won, that form looks strong enough to come out best in this. Two No Bids is more exposed but went close here last time and Off The Pulse made a promising start when second over track and trip without looking like catching the winner. He'll improve for that but neither of the newcomers make any appeal on breeding.
Eric The Grey (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, behind, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased clear winner until lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Dr Phibes (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Flamingo Beat 25-1 (8-8) Always in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind King Bertie (8-8) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Hartford Starts (IRE) Chineur gelding out of Desert Design.
Helmsley Flyer (IRE) Baltic King gelding out of Dorn Hill.
Off The Pulse 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead and edged left 1f out, headed and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Yellow Mountain (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Sharaar (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Ran green in last pair, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on again in closing stages, no threat, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Jimmy The Snooze (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Two No Bids (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden, edged left and went 2nd over 1f out, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Ifan (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Ava Schmetterling 66-1 (8-9) Soon outpaced towards rear, detatched before halfway, never a factor, last of 13, 25l behind Melbourne Memories (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo aut (2) sft in Oct.
Dalhousie Lassie 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 36l behind Take The Lead (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct.